DALLAS — Most Oklahoma public schools lack adequate storm shelters to protect students from tornadoes and other disasters, according to a survey conducted by a state representative seeking $500 million of state bonds for school safety.

The survey commissioned by Rep. Joe Dorman found more than 62% of the 1,800 public schools in Oklahoma had no refuge or safe area of any kind. Of the 695 schools with a safety area, 271 are designed to withstand winds of 250 miles per hour or more.

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